Anja J. Gerrits

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OBJECTIVE Patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and show abnormalities in the coagulation cascade. We investigated whether increased synthesis of tissue factor (TF) by platelets could contribute to the hypercoagulant state. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Platelets from type 2 diabetic patients and matched control(More)
Therapeutic use of activated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been explored for wound healing, hemostasis and antimicrobial wound applications. Pulse electric field (PEF) stimulation may provide more consistent platelet activation and avoid complications associated with the addition of bovine thrombin, the current state of the art ex vivo activator of(More)
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients with similarly low platelet counts differ in their tendency to bleed. To determine if differences in platelet function in ITP patients account for this variation in bleeding tendency, we conducted a single-center, cross-sectional study of pediatric patients with ITP. Bleeding severity (assessed by standardized bleeding(More)
UNLABELLED Because Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) and X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT) patients have microthrombocytopenia, hemorrhage is a major problem. We asked whether eltrombopag, a thrombopoietic agent, would increase platelet counts, improve platelet activation, and/or reduce bleeding in WAS/XLT patients. In 9 WAS/XLT patients and 8 age-matched(More)
Patients with Glanzmann thrombasthenia or Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency-III syndrome (LAD-III or LAD-1/variant) present with increased bleeding tendency because of the lack or dysfunction of the fibrinogen receptor GPIIb/IIIa (integrin αIIbβ3), respectively. Although the bleeding disorder is more severe in LAD-III patients, classic aggregometry or perfusion(More)
OBJECTIVES Platelets from healthy subjects are inhibited by insulin but type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) platelets have become insulin-resistant, which might explain their hyperactivity. In the present study we investigated whether monocytes are responsive to insulin. METHODS AND RESULTS LPS-induced tissue factor (TF) upregulation was measured in human(More)
allergic inflammation in the upper airways. Clin Immunol 2008; 129: 365–71. 2 Tamagawa-Mineoka R, Katoh N, Kishimoto S. Platelets play important roles in the late phase of the immediate hypersensitivity reaction. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009; 123: 581–7. 3 Wojta J, Kaun C, Zorn G, GhannadanM, Hauswirth AH, SperrWR, Fritsch G, Printz G, Blinder BR, Schatzl G,(More)
BACKGROUND In normal platelets, insulin inhibits agonist-induced Ca(2+) mobilization by raising cyclic AMP. Platelet from patients with type 2 diabetes are resistant to insulin and show increased Ca(2+) mobilization, aggregation and procoagulant activity. We searched for the cause of this insulin resistance. DESIGN AND METHODS Platelets, the(More)
BACKGROUND Activated autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) used in therapeutic wound healing applications is poorly characterized and standardized. Using pulsed electric fields (PEF) to activate platelets may reduce variability and eliminate complications associated with the use of bovine thrombin. We previously reported that exposing PRP to sub-microsecond(More)